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California English Language Development Test (CELDT)

Students in kindergarten through grade twelve whose home language is not English are required by law to take an English skills test. In California, the test is called the CELDT.

This test helps schools identify students who need to improve their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Schools also give the test each year to students who are still learning English.

  • For more information about the CELDT, contact your local school district.
  • The CELDT - CalEdFacts page provides a more detailed overview of the test.
  • The links and information below were developed for educators and others who are directly involved with the CELDT.

North/South Information Meetings 2013
Program updates and presentations for the Fall 2013 Assessment and Accountability Information Meetings.

Program Updates and Notes
Updates and Notes for the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) program and the Assessment and Accountability Division.

Administrative Forms and Documents
Regulations, standards, and apportionment forms for the CELDT.

CELDT Pre-ID
Description of statewide assessments Pre-Identification services through the test vendor.

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions for the CELDT.

CELDT and English Learners Contact Information
CELDT and English learners contact information by topic.

Resources
Information Guide and California English Language Development Test (CELDT) resources for districts and school staff.

California English Language Development Test
Test results reporting Web site.

Recursos en Español
Parent resources for the CELDT in Spanish.

Educational Data Systems External link opens in new window or tab.
California English Language Development Test.

Questions: CELDT Office | celdt@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0784 
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